Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

Wheelset/Hub advice for first build

Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Wheelset/Hub advice for first build

Old 04-17-12, 12:20 PM
  #1  
jshudson
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wheelset/Hub advice for first build

I'm beginning to plan my first singlespeed/fixed gear build and I'd be thankful for any suggestions on wheelsets. I realize that most would recommend having the wheels professionally built. I'd be prepared to do this if I could get the parts for under $150...otherwise I'm in the market for a ready built set for around the same price. I'd then take these to my local shop to have them looked over, tensioned, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations for a set that would be reliable and strong (I'm about 220 lbs.)? If you recommend having them built, what are some good options for hubs (I'm interested in a flip-flop rear hub), spokes, and rims? Thanks in advance and happy riding.
jshudson is offline  
Old 04-17-12, 12:26 PM
  #2  
Jared.
Uninformed Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Union County, NJ
Posts: 1,117

Bikes: Dolan Pre Cursa, Cannondale R400

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Obligatory: Wabi wheel set.

I've had mine for about a month and a half, haven't put many miles them (a couple of hundred). Fixed/fixed, light, hold my weight just fine (200lbs), roll really nicely, and did not need to be trued or tensioned out of the box. $190.
Jared. is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Yan
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
1
02-23-14 02:53 PM
afoxinthemeadow
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
22
08-25-13 06:07 AM
foxandsticks
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
3
12-23-12 10:56 PM
ddeadserious
Road Cycling
25
09-19-12 07:37 PM
Squirrelli
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
3
05-25-10 04:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.